DLA Headquarters News

DLA partners with small business for innovation
DLA is dedicated to providing the best possible services and supplies to support the warfighters and small business represents a critical component of DLA’s industrial base.
Oct. 11, 2019 - DLA is dedicated to engaging with industry and small businesses. Businesses that make, manufacture or produce something should consider DLA as a potential customer.

HQC employees celebrate Navy’s 244th birthday
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Erica Doenes from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Navy Rear Adm. John Spencer, director of the DTRA’s Nuclear Enterprise Directorate, slice into a Navy birthday cake during a Navy birthday celebration at the McNamara Headquarters Complex Oct. 10. Photo by Beth Reece
Oct. 11, 2019 - The U.S. Navy has come a long way since its humble, Defense Threat Reduction Agency official tells McNamara Headquarters Complex.

DLA continues winning streak in DoD disability awards
James Stewart, assistant secretary of defense for manpower and reserve affairs (left), poses for a photo with members of the DLA EEO team during the 39th Annual Secretary of Defense Disability Awards ceremony at the Pentagon Oct. 3. Left to right are: Stewart; Eric Spanbauer, DLA Workforce Recruitment Program manager; DLA Chief of Staff Kristin French; DLA EEO Director Janice Samuel; DLA Disability Program Manager Nancy Rivera; and Russell Lowe, DLA’s staff director of diversity and inclusion. Courtesy photo
Oct. 10, 2019 - Equal employment opportunity professionals throughout the Defense Logistics Agency proved their unwavering commitment to attracting the talent of people with disabilities by being named best mid-sized component for the third consecutive year during the 39th Annual Secretary of Defense Disability Awards ceremony at the Pentagon Oct. 3.

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Douglas Perez Salgado
As a former Marine and the team lead in DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM’s Business Management Office, Douglas Perez Salgado considers the camaraderie with his team one of the best parts of working for DLA. Courtesy photo
Oct. 9, 2019 - Team Lead and former Marine Douglas Perez Salgado takes pride in his work in DLA CENTCOM & SOCOM’s Business Management Office and in the values instilled in him by his parents, who immigrated to the United States in the 1980s.

DLA Aviation News

Shining a light on awareness of the visually impaired at DLA Aviation
Defense Logistics Agency Aviation takes pride in diversity among its employees, including workers with visual impairments. 
Hunter Williams, a weapons system program manager, Air Force Customer Facing Division, Customer Operations Directorate, DLA Aviation, who works on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, lost his sight a little over six years ago during a motorcycle accident. Since then, he has had to learn to navigate his workplace and community as a member of a group that is often given little thought.
(Photo by Jackie Roberts)
Oct. 15, 2019 - Defense Logistics Agency Aviation takes pride in diversity among its employees, including workers with visual impairments. On Oct. 15, White Cane Awareness Day will further celebrate the achievements and efforts of individuals with visual impairments who work to increase awareness among the sighted community.

DLA Distribution News

Distribution Anniston's Hurtado named 2019 Outstanding Department of Defense Employee with Disability
Douglas Hurtado, Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Anniston, Alabama, is named an Outstanding Department of Defense Employee with Disability for 2019. Twenty-three military personnel were honored during the 39th annual Secretary of Defense Disability Awards Ceremony at the Pentagon Oct. 3.
Oct. 15, 2019 - An employee with Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Anniston, Alabama received recognition as an Outstanding Department of Defense Employee with Disabilities for 2019. Twenty-three military personnel were honored during the 39th annual Secretary of Defense Disability Awards Ceremony Oct. 3.

DLA Land and Maritime News

Charters reflect partnerships to help supply warfighters
Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime hosted a charter signing between Eaton’s Aerospace Group President Nanda Kumar and DLA Land and Maritime Commander Navy Rear Adm. John Palmer Oct. 3 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus. Though a long-time DLA partner, the charter signified the official start of the relationship between the Aerospace Group and the Central Ohio logistics hub.
Oct. 9, 2019 - Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime cemented its partnership with a strategic supplier and renewed the relationship with another in the first week of October.

Logistics In Action

Air Force on schedule with new uniform issue timeline
Cecil Harvey, 502d Logistics Readiness Squadron lead supply technician, helps a U.S. Air Force basic military training trainee, 326th Training Squadron, during the initial issue of the first operational camouflage pattern (OCP) uniform, Oct. 2, 2019, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The OCP uniforms were made available for purchase for Airmen on Oct. 1, 2018. The mandatory wear date is Apr. 1, 2021. The OCP uniforms work in all climates and across the spectrum of the Air Force mission. They also contribute to the joint warfighting excellence and close ties between the Air Force and the Army. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)
Oct. 3, 2019 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Joint Base San Antonio website — Trainees entering into Basic Military Training, or BMT, at the 37th Training Wing this week are the first group to be issued the new Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, uniforms.

DLA Disposition Services News

Search and rescue success
Police Officer William Younger of the Seminole, Oklahoma Police Department stands in frount of the Humvee that he and Chief David Hansen used to find a missing man suffering from Alzheimer’s. The Humvee came from DLA Disposition Services’ Law Enforcement Support Office.
Oct. 13, 2019 - A prepared police department and a former military Humvee from DLA Disposition Services saved the day for an elderly Oklahoma man.

DLA Energy News

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Raul Garcia
Customer Account Specialist Raul Garcia is a Defense Logistics Agency Energy employee being recognized during Hispanic Heritage Month. Courtesy photo.
Oct. 10, 2019 - DLA Energy recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. In honor of Hispanics’ contributions to the agency’s global mission, DLA Energy Public Affairs is highlighting Hispanic Americans who work daily to provide logistics support to America’s Warfighters.

DLA Troop Support News

Troop Support Leadership Academy: build trust and strive for excellence
Ray Miller, former DLA Troop Support Subsistence supply chain deputy director and keynote speaker for Troop Support Leadership Academy Oct. 8, 2019, in Philadelphia, speaks to employees with leadership aspirations. Miller told attendees that trust and a drive for excellence were two of the defining characteristics of a leader during the three-day course aimed at providing employees the tools they need to grow into supervisory and leadership positions.
Oct. 11, 2019 - The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Leadership Academy, held Oct. 8-10, educated attendees on leadership topics ranging from Equal Employment Opportunity to human resources processes and ethics. The program also included information, resources and messages focused on building trust and striving for excellence.